Nothing Royal about this King
Posted 19-Oct-2016 on Hotels
I travel internationally a lot, flexible and I read the reviews, looked at the photo's, thought the location was acceptable. Where to begin: you would not know the hotel location other than flags hanging outside the front door. It appears to be next to a hostel or a stop over for "travlers" that are never ending smokers out front. You need to be buzzed in to access the property. The welcome is NOT welcoming, more of an inconvenience to check me in than happy to have me as a guest.
You take an elevator that stops between floors so you have to either carry your bags up or down stairs to reach your room. There us a constant smell of cigarette smoke even though the hotel us non-smoking. Then the room, it is large, has a historic feel but not in a charming way but a tired way. There isn't air con so the temps if arriving in a changing season you must open the windows and make friends with the mosquitoes. It is very close to the tram which is a plus but if a light sleeper not a plus.
The breakfast is located in the basement and is acceptable, part of my rate but not worth ever paying for it, go out and into the city if wanting to eat. It is located 25 minute tram ride into the city center.
In checking out an error in my bill taxes didn't charge so they kept emailing for more money, wanted my credit card over email. Was very uncomfortable. I would not stay again nor recommend